Rumor Patrol: ‘Batman vs. Superman’ Costume & Batmobile Details

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And what about Batman’s preferred mode of transportation? According to Batman on Film, another unnamed source (referred to by the site as “Dr. Detroit”) provided this report on the new Batmobile:

The Batmobile is currently being designed and built by General Motors at the GM Advanced Design Studio in North Hollywood. This is the same team who most recently designed and built the vehicles for TRANSFORMERS 4 with Michael Bay – who was very hands-on and involved in the design/building process for the new Bumblebee Camaro.

Furthermore, the rumored new Batmobile design “will definitely NOT have a military look like The Tumbler from [Chris] Nolan’s ‘Dark Knight Trilogy.’” Plus, an “Old Cadillac” is supposed to “feature prominently” in the new film somehow. Is this Cadillac just a random background prop? Could it be completely unrelated to the Batman Vs. Superman production, or is it possible that Affleck’s Bruce Wayne/Batman may have converted an old, souped-up Caddy into a sleeker, modern Batmobile? Will his Batmobile actually transform from a normal-looking car into the Batmobile, in the vein of the supercar from The Incredibles?

Given the introduction of Kryptonian spacecraft, world engines and Phantom drives into the new Superman continuity – which is by default also that of the new Batman – almost anything is possible, but given Batman’s historically grounded nature, along with the relatively down-to-earth tone established in Man of Steel, the new Batmobile will most likely be based on the sleeker, roadster versions of the Batmobile. It is worth pointing out, however, that the military-style Tumbler of the Nolan films echoes the tank-like Batmobile featured in Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns, which in turn is inspiring Goyer and Snyder’s story for Batman Vs. Superman.

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So how much of this is reliable, if anything? Given that this Man of Steel sequel is set to partially film in Michigan, with portions of economically-ravaged Detroit (home of General Motors) likely representing Gotham City and/or Metropolis, it does make a certain amount of sense for the studio to partner with GM to overhaul the Batmobile, but there is still nothing official. The same goes for the costume rumor, so take those details with several tons of salt.

All we know for sure is that this Batman will be different. Somehow. What do you think, Screen Ranters? What direction would you take the Bat-suit and Batmobile? Sound off in the comments!


Batman Vs. Superman will be released in theaters on July 17, 2015.

Source: Comic Book Movie, Batman on Film

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  1. I think they should make batman uniform similar Amazing Spider Man costume material able move easier and faster and it would look a lot better…. more like the comic book look

  2. It should be grey and black. Also it will be Supes vs. Bats and Lex at first. Possibly Bruce Wayne and Luthor know each other from being rich, And Bruce not really knowing that Lex is a villan because he is mainly Supes arch enemy. Lex of course will be telling Bruce how the man of steel is a killer and needs to go away. Thus batman agreeing due to the fall out of Superman and Zods battle and how many people died. Bats and Supes will battle a while eventually realizing Lex is the villan (his plan to destroy whatever will have been made clear at this point) and we will have these 2 heroes teamed up for the greater good to thwart Luthors devious plan.

  3. I also think it should be the black/gray combo with the pointier ears its bat man I can’t wait.

  4. I want the Alex Ross concept for a batman outfit, let alone seeing similar to the standard black and grey.

  5. I just have to point out a slight error in your article. Snyder did not use New 52 as a source for his Superman in any way. The script was already done in 2008 while the costume was finished in 2009 which is when filming began. The New 52 wasn’t even thought of until a year later, a few months before it launched. New 52 didn’t exist in any way until well after the film was in development.

  6. This Batman will be “ tired,
    weary and seasoned,” … No no no please don’t do like this … Nolan has already ruined batman .. Please don’t make bat booring … Batman should be the same age of sups and full of action :P not like nolan’s booring version

  7. I hope this movie is never released.

  8. July 17,2015
    What happened to
    May 6, 2016?

    • 2016 is the second delay. At the time this post was written, the release date was 2015.

  9. Sad. It’s the first time that I’ve ever wanted Batman to get defeated.

    Oh well, maybe we’ll all get lucky and Ben Affleck will die because he was picking his nose on set and accidentally walked into some of the pyrotechnics.

    Oh and by extension, the movie would be improved too.

    If they didn’t have the budget to hire a new actor, they could use a mannequin or an old mop or perhaps hire a bum and get him really, really drunk, put the cowl on backwards, light his cape on fire and have him run around screaming…

    Still be a better Batman than Ben Affleck. A better person overall as well of course.

    • Really? Die just because u don’t want him in a movie? Thats beyond stupid